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Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Blog Hop

It’s Altenew release day and once again there are phenomenal new products to add to wish lists! I have 3 cards to share today including no-line watercolor and graphic designs.

Altenew July 2019 Blog Hop

If you’ve made your way here from my fellow Altenew Educator Vicki Finger‘s blog, then you’re right on track. To start at the beginning of the hop, click here.

Full Release

Let’s take a closer look at the full release including the new silicone Stamping Mat many of you have been waiting for! Click to find all the details.

Altenew July 2019 Stamp, Die, & Mask Stencil Release

Note: Pen Sketched Flowers Die Set will be released on 8/8/19.

Stamping Mat

Though I didn’t use the mat in today’s video, I have enjoyed using it in Altenew Facebook Live sessions. For all of you who had mat envy, you can finally get your own! It wipes clean easily and provides a great base to stamp on.

Altenew Stamping Mat

Altenew’s silicone grid mat is great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! The mat features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid.

Due to the nature of the silicone surface, some grid lines have slight imperfections and are not completely straight. This will not affect the quality or functionality of the mat.

  • Material: Silicone
  • Color: White
  • Size: 12″x16″
  • Surface: One side printed with grid, one side non-slip
  • Heat Resistant

Now that our introductions are complete, let’s get crafty!

Pen Sketched Flowers & Geometric Frames Die

I am enchanted by no-line watercolor and Pen Sketched Flowers is perfect for this technique. My vision was to have these dainty florals both frame and overlap a gold Geometric Frames Die cut.

No-line Watercolor with Altenew Pen Sketched Flowers & Geometric Frames Die

In order to separate the top flowers from the frame, I created a mask by outlining the outside of the Geometric Frame Die. Trim the mask so that the flower images on the bottom can be fully stamped.

No-line watercolor with Altenew Pen Sketched Flowers & Crisp Dye Inks

Choose a light coordinating ink to stamp your images. In this case, I stamped with Dew Drops the lightest color in the Sweet Dreams color family and watercolored with a mix of Galactic Stream, Aqualicious, Dew Drops, and Charcoal Suit.

I love how the Charcoal Suit and Dew Drops combined to create lovely highlights and shadows on the delicate stems. The sentiment is from Sophisticated Wreath and stamped with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.

Charming Doodles

The inspiration for this card was a decorative serving plate with line drawings on blocks of color. I adored the look of it and wanted to translate it to a card.

These Charming Doodles images are so sweet and I can see using this set to create tons of clean and simple designs.

Altenew Charming Doodles Stamp Set

Create a custom mask with stacking circle dies. Each circle in the mask is a different size. I fancied the teal and gold color combination from the first card so I carried it over, replacing gold with Chamomile and adding Cosmic Berry.

Once the circles were ink blended, I stamped Charming Doodles images in each circle making sure to have part of the image fall outside the circle using the Charming Doodle Mask Stencil set when needed.

The sentiment is of course from Sentiment Strips and stamped in Obsidian Pigment Ink. I was positively giddy about how this design turned out!

Graphic Brushstrokes & Mega Greetings 4

Holy smokes! The Graphic Brushstrokes background stamp is the bomb! I am in love with this pattern paired with Mega Greetings 4 sentiment and Mega Hope Die.

Altenew Graphic Brushstrokes Stamp Set, Altenew Mega Hope Die, & Altenew Mega Greetings 4 Stamp Set

Simply stamp the Graphic Brushstrokes background with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink and take Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink direct to paper for the Mega Hope Die cut.

Stack the Aqualicious die cut with an offset white die cut, add a sub-sentiment, and pop them up. This sub-sentiment from Mega Greetings 4 made me smile!

That’s a wrap on the projects! Thank you to Altenew for inviting me to guest design this month and to all of you for checking out my post. All the details for supplies, prizes, and the next stop on the hop are below.

Pin It

Here’s a perfectly pinnable pic should you want to save any of these projects for later.

Pinterest | Altenew July 2019 Release | No-line Watercolor & Graphic Design

I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below! Thanks again and until next time, Breathe · Ink · Inspire.



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/18/2019.

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is The Hedgehog Hollow and in case you get lost along the way, the full list is below. Enjoy!

Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Therese Calvird
Erum Tasneem
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Laurie Willison
Svitlana Shayevich
Sandra Dietrich
Lydia Evans
Nicole Picadura
Enza Gudor
Norine Borys
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sveta Fotinia
Kymona Tracey
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zinia Redo
Kelly Latevola
Alex Syberia
Jaycee Gaspar
Zsoka Marko
Caly Person
Nathalie DeSousa
Emily Midgett
Mindy Eggen
Jeanne Jachna
Michelle Murray
Vicki Finger
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
The Hedgehog Hollow
Ilina Crouse
Hussena Calcuttawala
Irina Fonina
Reiko Tsuchida

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  1. Brenna Garcia says:

    I love the idea of embossing the brushstrokes so I can use up what I have to buy some of that gorgeous gold embossing powder you used. I have to create excuses in order to get new stuff. I love your color palette Choice. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Cynthia Cole says:

    Your cards are lovely!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards with great color combos!

  4. Beautiful! My favorite is definitely the Charming Doodles card. I love this stamp set, and the way you highlighted the pretty images with the bold, colorful backgrounds gives an awesome effect. Excellent job!

    1. Thanks so much, Sue! I loved the inspiration plate I saw and I’m thrilled it translated to the card so well!

  5. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the card you made with the charming doodle set. That’s my favorite set from this release.

  6. Tina Voss says:

    Three fantastic cards. Making your own circle stencil was perfect to showcase those lovely charming doodles stamps.

  7. Jeanne Ragan says:

    Loved your cards! Your no line watercoloring is amazing! Yes, they have been pinned!! Thank you!

  8. Tavia Cheney says:

    I LOVE the first card with the Pen Sketched Flowers. So beautiful and elegant. I will now have to work on my watercolor technique. 🙂 Thanks for the video as well. Very helpful.

    1. Thank you, Tania! I’m so glad you liked the video. I’ve been working on my water coloring and I’m definitely enjoying it more now!

  9. Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the card using the pen sketched flowers in the lovely teal colors. Gorgeous!

  10. Cherri Simon says:

    Very nice. Really love that brushstroke stamp.

  11. Wonderful choice of colors and designs.

  12. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the blue flowers!

  13. Cyndi Morris says:

    All your cards are gorgeous. My favorite is the Pen Sketched Flowers with the Crystal Frames. Your colors and coloring are amazing.

  14. Beautiful color combinations. Love this release from Altenew.

  15. Carol Koniecki says:

    Love the clean look. Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. Jenrescuemama says:

    The more I see the Brushstrokes stamp, the more I want to buy it. Beautiful with the mega word die!

  17. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! I really enjoyed your video! I absolutely love the color combinations, especially the card with the colored circles!

  18. Gorgeous card! I have to pin your cards as they are always amazing.

    1. Thank you, Jenny! I would love it if you pinned me! That’s something new I’m trying out.

  19. Teri Spracklin says:

    So pretty! I especially love those real flowers. 🙂

  20. Jeannie H says:

    Gorgeous. Love the colors. Your cards are so different, yet stunning. Beautiful.

  21. Miriam Erdman says:

    Thanks for the video (it always helps me1) i loved watching you watercolor. Beautiful cards

  22. Amber,
    Your cards are so appealing — love them all. Thank you for sharing your talent, ideas, and your experiences with the different products. It is just enchanting to listen to your beautiful voice narrating the processes you follow. It is like a mini vacation for me. Thank you so much!

    1. This might be one of my favorite comments. I might have to print this one and post it on the fridge for my kids and husband! Lol! Thanks ever so much, Caroline!! 🤗

  23. Marisela Delgado says:

    What awesome cards. So beautiful.

  24. Patty Eifert says:

    Beautiful card collection!! I love the first one..such beautiful water coloring and that gold frame looks fantastic!

  25. Cheryl Rigney says:

    These are beautiful, Amber!! I especially love the Pen Sketched Flowers card. Your no line watercoloring is fabulous (as always) and the colors are gorgeous!! I love how the flowers are in front and behind the frame. Great detail.

    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl!! Those frames are so cool and the Pen Sketched Flowers are amazing!!

  26. Nana Griffin says:

    So nicely done. Great ideas and coloring.

  27. Anushree Vaish says:

    Bold and Beautiful!!

  28. barbara lassiter says:

    All three of these are gorgeous. They are all my favorites because you used my three favorite stamp sets from this release. At first glance, I loved the Pen Sketched Flowers and the Charming Doodles sets and as this blog hop progressed, I came to love the Graphic Brush Strokes set, too! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration using these sets!

  29. I love your no line colouring with the first card and love the gold and teal colour palette! Wonderful cards!

  30. Dee Earnshaw says:

    your cards are striking – love the bold colors

  31. Great cards, love the colors, so modern!

  32. Laraine R says:

    Lovey cards! Love your watercolored Pen Sketched Flowers & the gold frame!

  33. Beverly Jordan says:

    3 stunning cards! Your gold brush strokes with the blue Hope die cut is my fav!! So stunning and am in love with your color combo choice!!

  34. Kari VanNoy says:

    OH MY HEAVENS!! You knocked it out of the park with this release!! I absolutely ADORE your no-line watercoloring card. Brilliant to cut out the crystal frame so the flowers appear to be above it. I also love that Enchanted Gold ink! So pretty and great idea for the brushstrokes background!! And of course, the hope Mega die is a favorite for sure. I just love all of your cards and your video. 🙂

  35. Angelique Hobbs says:

    Beautiful! I love the color you choose. Thank you for sharing! ♡

  36. Three very special cards. I really love the blue card. All of them are stunning.

  37. joy meadows says:

    Love these beautiful cards, Amber! They are so unique and so pretty.

  38. Kelly Lavack says:

    Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  39. Amy Wazwaz says:

    Love your color palette. Not one I would think to use so I enjoy seeing new Inspiration

  40. Such cool cards Amber. The first is my favourite & I appreciate that you posted a video as well.

  41. Debbie Rumpza says:

    I love all your cards this post! So so pretty!

  42. Lisa Byers says:

    Lovely cards!! Beautiful designs.

  43. All so beautifully done!!

  44. Donna Lindner says:

    nice cards, very bold colors

  45. 3 Amazing cards with different looks n designs !! Loved the no line coloring and gold washi in bg .The second one has modern n whimsical looks and last one so cool !!


    No line water coloring looks so easy but beautiful! will have to give it a try!

  47. Tracey Landt says:

    Beautiful cards Amber. Your water colouring is amazing. Thank you so much for providing a wonderful source of inspiration. Keep up the great work.
    T x

  48. Beautiful cards, love your color combinations!

  49. I really love all of your cards, Amber and I thoroughly enjoyed your video. Thanks so much for displaying the tri-fold inserts from the Altenew stamp sets. It was great to see how much inspiration is included in each set. Your first watercoloured card is simply delightful and appealed to me the most of your three cards.

  50. Strawser Susan says:

    Very pretty Cards. The dreamer is my favorite

  51. Katy McGloin says:

    OMGosh… absolutely STUNNING! I am really looking forward to the release of Pen Sketched Flowers!!! TFS

  52. Karen Walker says:

    Your no-line coloring is fabulous! Love that card, though all three are great.

  53. Carmela Hubler says:

    Beautiful set of cards, Amber. Love the colors and designs! My favorite is the first no line stamping card!!

  54. DAWN THOMAS says:

    very elegant cards.

  55. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Great cards! I love the BOLD circle background!

  56. Zlatka Kabaivanova says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the no-line watercoloring in the first one.

  57. Brenda L. Kuder says:

    Great cards and wonderful new products!

  58. Sandy Stein says:

    Pretty and unique cards.

  59. Deborah Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Beautiful cards using bright colors.

  60. Love them all but the first one is my favorite! Love the gorgeous colors & beautiful flowers! Love the design most of all!!

  61. susan babcock says:

    Great color choices on your cards! The Charming Doodles stamps look so pretty the way you used them. Thanks!

  62. Kim Hamlin says:

    Enjoyed seeing your creative cards. You have inspired me too. Thanks for sharing.

  63. Terri Koszler says:

    Wow Amber these are awesome, I love the Graphic brushstroke and Mega greeting combo, the colours are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

  64. Wow! I love your first card so much! Those blue flowers are gorgeous! All the cards are awesome! 🙂

  65. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh, how I love the first card. The blue flowers are wonderful…

  66. Love, love, love those blue flowers! Great card.